I Am Still, Tired.

Well, Justin Jones and Justin Pearson have been reappointed to their House seats. I am not sure what is going to happen in Tennessee, but the Tennessee House Republicans did not expect the backlash they received by expelling them. I do hope Rep Jones and Rep Pearson will continue to be a voice for the people of Tennessee and continue on with their determination to pass sensible gun measures for this State.

There have been several mass shootings in America since the one that happened in Nashville. And still the Republicans in America only response is to lower the age to purchase weapons, allow the ability to carry a weapon without training or a permit, and to arm teachers. I am just not understanding why it is so hard to remove all assault weapons from sale on the American market. Gun companies should only be allowed to sell assault weapons, and high-capacity clips to the military, and law enforcement agencies.

I don’t know where Tennessee or America is headed, but if the elected officials don’t get a handle on the assault weapons issue soon, the future of America is bleak and scary.

This is my Thought for the Day

I Am Tired.

Well, it finally happened in Nashville, a mass school shooting. Three students, all 9 years-0ld and 3 adults were killed. For a few days the city was numb, the protests started. Hundreds of people stormed the Capitol, and the Republican party labeled them as terrorists. There were no guns, no one chanting hang anyone, just the need to protect the children and put some type of gun control on the table.

Two Black House of Representatives were at the forefront of the protest, and the process to remove them from their elected position has been put in place. Nashville and the rest of America is becoming a Republican-controlled State, and their only agenda is to take away as many rights and freedoms as possible.

America is heading in the wrong direction, and I can see it being somewhat like the 50’s or 60’s, but at least Blacks and other minorities won’t be totally shut out. Those of use with technical skills or college-level degrees will survive the dark days that are coming. I can only pray, that enough white people will see demise of rights and freedoms and change how they vote.

This is my Thought for the Day.

What is the weather like?

We are in the middle of February 2023 and there is a heatwave giving the impression that it is summertime. The weather has been truly weird this year. We have had Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer over the past two weeks. I guess this is just another example of global warming.

Family is doing okay, mama is still hanging on. Her memory is in and out. Her depression has not gotten any worse. She still has a very poor appetite, but she will eat something on a daily basis.

I am back in school at Nashville State taking some photography classes. And I am having an extremely hard time with getting the course information to click. I had no dream that there were so many details to taking a picture, but I refuse to quit. Bits are clicking, but just not in the correct order.

Oh, well got some things to get done today.

Small Win for Democrats

1,719,376 voters didn’t care that Walker lied to his family about his pasts; lied to GA voters about paying for numerous abortions; lied about his actual State of residence; didn’t know what a pronoun was (something we all learned in the 1st grade).

In any relationship a lie will destroy the foundation; a lie will erode the trust; a lie will cause a divorce in what seems to be a perfect marriage. GA voters were willing to vote for a liar over one who spoke the truth.

America prides itself in being an intelligent nation, yet over 1 million GA voters opted to vote for a man who has no clue what a pronoun is. Common pronouns are “I, she, you, it, this”. GA voters were willing to vote for ignorance over intelligence.

Yes, I am thankful that Senator Warnock won reelection, but I am very concerned about those 1,719,376 voters that voted for division over unity.

This is my Thought for the Day.

Why are SOME white men so angry?

Why are SOME white men so angry? Your ancestors were never kidnapped, chained, and shipped to a new Country. Your ancestors were never raped, sodomized, and stolen from their mothers at birth. Your ancestors were never taken by force from their homes by men dressed in white hoods/robes.  Your ancestors were never denied the use of a bathroom or the ability to purchase a new home. Your ancestors were never denied the option of attending the best high school or college. A swimming pool was never drained because you swam in it. You were never used by major universities to win football/basketball games. You always had the options of the best jobs, the best positions, so please why are SOME white men so angry?

Home grown terrorists have taken on the role of the white hoods, the only difference is, you kill your own along with the others. Your whiteness has always given you the advantage, so again why are SOME white men so angry?

Voting Question #1

But why aren’t more 18-29-year-olds voting for Democrats? What is the message being presented? The Democratic Party, as a whole, needs to focus on issues that impact ALL of America, such as, homelessness, public education, healthcare access, immigration reform, jobs/job security, affordable higher education attainment, removing the interest from student loans, bringing manufacturing jobs back to America/training for those jobs, returning vocational training back to the high school public school level (just to name a few areas of impact). The Democratic Party, as a whole, must acknowledge there are Conservatives in the 18-29-year-old range. The Democratic Party has a lot of ground to make-up if it is ever going to regain traction on policy making in America.

This is My Thought for the Day

2022 Voting

The hate in America is strong. The racist beliefs in America are overwhelming. A percentage of Black’s in America have assumed that just because they have been “allowed” to live next to white America and “marry” white America, they are accepted as an equal, PSA, they are not.

When I think back to the Jim Crow era and remember the white American’s who gave their lives for Black American’s to be allowed equality makes me realize there are a lot of caring white American’s. And the NAACP would not have been possible without white Americans stepping up.

Yet somewhere over the years Black America has forgotten about the struggle that has allowed them to be successful. They don’t know or don’t care about the time of the “White Only” signs. I would remind Black America to view the January 6th videos again, just to see how many white American’s wanting to return to the “White Only” era.

We have all heard that “this election is important” whenever it is time to vote, but this year 2022, not voting will be detrimental to Black America, as well as all women in America. By not voting in 2022, we will lose significant voting ability, the right to learn the true History of America and the rights of women will return to the 1950’s era.   

As I enter my 70th year on this earth I truly have a fear of our future America if we do not vote on November 8th for the candidate that believes voting is a right, not a privilege, that the true American History must be told, and the rights of women must remain.

 Just one of my Thought’s for the Day.

One Month from Today

To think, I will be 70 years old, one month from today. I am truly blessed to have lived this long. All of my friends are deceased. I have associates, but no friends. I am not lonely, but there are times when I would like to have someone to talk to.

I am blessed to have Mama, my sister, my kids, grandkids and great-grandkids, so I am never alone. I wonder what the next few years will bring. Well, 70 here I come, ready or not.

This is my Thought for the Day.